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University

Liberal,Arts & Science College,Education City

2003Complete

C+AKazuhiro KojimaKazuko Akamatsu

Located on the shores of the Persian Gulf outside Qatar's capital, this is a project in line with the expansion of "Education City". With no existing buildings on site, the context comes from strength of the desert light and the geometries of Islamic design. The double roof and the double skin provide protection against the heat. The outer skin is made of GRC (glassfibre reinforced concrete) panels suspended one metre away from the main volume. By painting the back of the panels yellow, the colour reflects onto the exterior white walls of the main body of the architecture. The expression of the architecture therefore changes continuously. Since this is the first co-education college in the country, views into the FLA are controlled by aluminium panels casting vailed shadows. The wind-catcher tower is a traditional motif in the Persian Gulf and here it provides ventilation and smoke-extraction from the semi-underground parking area.

DATA

Location Doha,Qatar
Principal use University
Structure RC+S Structure
Number of stories 2 stories+1 basement
Site area
Building area
Total floor area
408,030.00㎡
14,460.50㎡
36,363.10㎡

PHOTO

Photo Masao Nishikawa

PUBLICATION

GA JAPAN
NIKKEI ARCHITECTURE
GA DOCUMENT
SHINKENCHIKU
JA
CASA BRUTUS

BOOK
66
2004.02.23
77/146
2004.05/2006.01
53 SPRING,2004
2007.04

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